CHOISIR colt Worthy Cause attracted plenty of attention with his outstanding win in a 2YO (1000m) at the Sunshine Coast on debut.
Ridden by Ric McMahon, Worthy Cause ($3) was a fraction slow away but was cantering behind them on the turn before taking a gap and bolting home by more than five lengths.
Trainer Stuart Kendrick said there had been plenty of interest in the horse after the impressive nature of the win on Sunday, June 29.
"It is always good effort to win first start in an open two-year-old, so to do it by five lengths shows just how promising he is,'' Kendrick said.
"He'll go into town next week and if he wins that well we may head south with him."
Kendrick bought the colt at the QTIS sales last year for a client.
"He's a horse we've taken our time with,'' he said.
"He was a bit immature. He's been in and out of the stables for a couple of preparations.
"He won a trial impressively in the lead-up to his debut."
Worthy Cause was one of two Kendrick Racing runners to win on debut over the weekend.
Three-year-old filly Queen Of Georgia ($3.10-fav) also scored at her first career at the Gold Coast on Saturday, June 28.
Ridden by Travis Wolfgram, she won a Maiden Plate (900m) after winning a barrier trial at the Sunshine Coast on June 27.
The win was a good advertisement for another youngster in the Kendrick Racing stable.
"I bought a half-brother to Queen of Georgia by Drumbeats at the QTIS sale and there are still shares available."
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